Welcome to TFB Podcast Roundup 23. Long-range shooting has become one of my favorite styles recently and while it has certainly put a strain on my checkbook in terms of gear and equipment, I think the number of practical lessons those sports can teach you translates really well to other types of shooting disciplines. I’ve gathered a few recent podcasts from across the net that has to do with long-range shooting. These podcasts will cover everything from hunting tips, wind calls, tips for F-class competitors and I’ve also thrown in an episode of our home-brewed podcast, the TFB B-Side Podcast, where I talk to the designer/inventor of the 11/22 OpenTop Receiver Sebastian Unger who is a fellow rimfire junkie as well as a precision addict. Sit back, relax, crack open some fresh eggnog and enjoy these shows.
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TFB Podcast Roundup 23: Some Long-Range Accuracy Listening
Length: 40 Minutes
Subjects: How to estimate wind and apply that to long-range shooting
Making a wind call is often the most difficult aspect of executing a long range shot. Brian, Ian, and Landon discuss the process and techniques for estimating wind and compensating for its effects on bullet travel when long range shooting.
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Length: 61 Minutes
Subjects: A lot of info about an odd caliber I’ve never heard about before
Intro: For all you hunters sniffing around the 6.8 Western, here’s an in-depth look at the cartridge with A Man Who Knows: Browning’s own Rafe Nielson.
6.8 Western cartridge discussion:
- Genesis of the 6.8 Western
- Significant differences from the .270 WSM
- Short shots & long shots with the 6.8 Western
- Hunt stories: Caribou, whitetails, and Roosevelt elk
- Cartridge comparisons: 6.8 Western vs. 7mm Rem. Mag., 6.5 PRC, and .280 Ackley Improved
- High-performance 6.8 Western loads in detail:
- Rifles chambered in 6.8 Western
- Here to stay: Current sales and future promise of the 6.8 Western
Wrap: Is the 6.8 Western a candidate for an ultimate Western rifle for the one-gun hunter?
Length: 73 Minutes
Subjects: A talk about Diamondback binoculars and binoculars in general – an essential hunting and long-range shooting tool.
Bang for the buck, the Diamondback® HD binocular series is likely responsible for spotting more bucks than any other in our line. These things are downright performers – and they don’t break the bank. Vortex’s deepest lineup of configurations (8×28 to 15×56), there’s a bino in here to suit nearly any observation application. Listen in as we dip back into the knowledge well of inhouse optics guru Mike McDowell. Are they good enough for how you intend to use them? Find out.
Length: 74 Minutes
Subjects: Reloading, F-Class shooting, and Benchrest shooting – everything precision rifle!
I’ve never personally participated in an F-Class competition and I think I’m still a long way off from that but this episode of Precision Rifle Media has made me want to get there faster… After I get some new equipment.
This week Speedy Gonzales comes on and talks about F Class and Benchrest as well as building rifles and reloading! This is a teaser episode with him and were planning on doing several more to discuss specific topics in the world of precision rifle shooting!
Length: 126 Minutes
Subjects: A discussion about the learning process behind handloading for long-range precision shooting.
David Baker and Owen Mulder join the team on this podcast to talk about Handloading. This was a total improv podcast that started off as a conversation while they were eating dinner. Owen talks about his ultimate goal for what he wants to get out of the long range game and how it relates to being a sniper in combat. The group talks about their handloading processes and how it has evolved with new information and their thoughts and experiences with barrel tuners.
Length: 58 Minutes
Subjects: Sebastian Unger and I talk about the development of the OpenTop 11/22 receiver, and Austrian firearms laws.
Today on the TFB B-Side podcast we have Sebasitan Unger. Sebastian is from the country of Austria which is famous for the production of James Reeves’ favorite firearms (Glock), as well as a few other legendary firearms companies like Steyr arms. Sebastian is most well known on TFB for being the designer of the OpenTop 11/22 receiver for the 10/22 platform. Sebastian, while not a trained firearms engineer, has brought to market a unique and useful firearms receiver that adds a lot of convenience and function to a platform that has been around for well over half a century. Today on the podcast I talk with Sebastian a bit about Austrian firearms law, the spark that created the idea for the OpenTop 11/22, and of course some of Sebastian’s favorite firearms and the like.